Israel quietly watches Egyptian turmoil

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January 28, 2011|From Kevin Flower, CNN

Israel was silent Friday as a week of massive street protests engulfed the streets of Cairo and other Egyptian cities.

Neither officials from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu‘s office nor the Israeli foreign ministry offered any public comment on the growing political instability in Israel’s most important regional ally .

After the first day of Cairo street protests on Tuesday, Israeli Knesset member Benjamin Ben Eliezer, known as the Israeli politician with the closest ties to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, told Israeli Army Radio that he did not believe the demonstrations would bring down the regime for lack of a viable leadership in the opposition. Continue reading